ArmInfo. The rise in price of meat and eggs is associated with higher prices for animal feed. The chairman of the Agrarian-Peasant Association Hrach Berberyan stated this at a press conference on November 23.
He also noted that very often officials motivate the rise in price by the fact that in the international market prices for manufactured goods also increase, but these markets are not connected with Armenia. Berberyan said that if the public shows adherence to principles and opposes the process of pricerise (while not explaining exactly how), then prices will certainly fall. "However, if we do not react in any way, food will continue to rise in price," the expert explained.
Berberyan also noted that many forages, which consist of several components, we bring from other countries, which also affects the rise in price of products, but if the state seriously takes care of the agricultural needs of the country, and we will start to produce feed ourselves, the farmer will only benefit as a consequence of the price of a number of products will decrease.
Chairman of the Union of Manufacturers of Armenia Vazgen Safaryan stated that the reason for the rise in price of meat is the fact that a large number of cattle were exported from Armenia this year. "However, this is not the only reason, it is also that farm enterprises are not developing in Armenia, the government of Armenia is not seriously engaged in the development of agriculture in the country." If the livestock farms were built and the government supported the farmers, the prices would go down", Safaryan said, considering it expedient for the government to implement the price regulation policy.
In recent months, prices for meat, dairy products and eggs have sharply increased in Armenia. As the proper structures of the country claim, the reason for the increase in the prices for meat is exports, and for butter - fluctuations in the world market of dairy products. It should be noted that according to the National Statistical Service, the average price for 1 kg of beef in August in the capital of Armenia was about 2100 drams, and mutton - about 2200 drams. The increase in prices for pork was more tangible - 2,600 drams. Thus, if the price of beef increased by about 200 drams, the rise in prices for pork amounted to 800 drams. Eggs from the 60 AMD mark reached the price of 90 drams.